Quick Mistletoes


While on my lunch break I was telling my co-workers about this web-comic I used to read when I was a freshman in college. It shows my age that author Katie Tiedrich was in high school at the time and now she’s about to graduate from college. *sigh* This girl has comic chops even though … Continue reading

OrangeYouGlad I didn’t say Boo?!


I know people always assume “the holidays” start at Thanksgiving, or at least in America, but really it starts with Halloween. No joke. You can’t just expect to find cranberry sauce the day before the Turkey Day–so here are the holidays starting October 1–complete with an advent calendar. Here we get a glimpse of creepy … Continue reading

Five roommate types you know you’ve had but wish you hadn’t


Sometimes roommates are awesome. Sometimes they are not. These five flashcards are simple, but effective, graphics that amuse because you know you’ve been there. Take a look at the rest of the roommate types here: 5 Roommate Types | Second Lunch.

AIGA Birmingham turns 25


What a great way to celebrate our silver anniversary than to bring in a world class designer and have her jury our first (but hopefully annual) Design for Good poster challenge! Legendary designer Luba Lukova took time out of her busy schedule to visit us here in Dixie! We had a total of 45 poster entries … Continue reading

Marvel Comics creates superhero ‘Blue Ear’


Boys love their superheroes regardless of their age and this little one is no exception to the rule. Marvel Comics makes a Mom’s dream come true and her son used his new “powers” to help others. Enjoy this uplifting edition of Friday Fun.

Doodle 4 Google winner should giggle with glee


Creativity is an essential part of humanity. It brightens my day that these kids are doing such great work at such an early age!

novum narrates printing processes without words


Despite the dire warnings of print is dying it isn’t going anywhere for a while. It’s just shifting. Print is getting more creative and becoming more of a fine art. Just look at this video on the making of the November issue of German/English magazine novum.

‘Wild’ at heart: Maurice Sendak dead at age 83


The beloved creator of “Where The Wild Things Are” passed away from complications from a heart attack Tuesday. Growing up with a kindergarten teacher for a mother I was constantly surrounded by the latest children’s books. “Here, read this and see if it’s pretty or interesting.” I was a rather poor critic of literature for … Continue reading

Art celebrates birthday of Nobel Prize-winning pioneer


Today marks the birthday of Marie Curie, who is known as one of two people in history to win two Nobel Prizes and the first woman to win the award. Google celebrates the occasion with another doodle. The Washington Post’s Micheal Cavna reports. TO HONOR ONE of the most enduringly inspiring scientists ever to grace a … Continue reading

Slacks Cologne


The Charles S. Anderson design firm does it again–this time with cologne. I really like the old school illustration style these guys bring to the table. It also goes without saying that I love the French paper products. They offer such a wide array of colors and most of them are quite resilient to cracking … Continue reading

Coping With 9/11, Riding on Two Wheels


  New York Times reporter Neil Genzlinger reports on life a decade later and the art book that arose from ashes. It’s hard to remember now, but in the days after the attacks of 9/11, a back-to-basics sort of thing took hold in New York. People returned to out-of-favor practices like checking up on neighbors, talking to … Continue reading

Web Designers vs. Web Developers


I saw this and thought it was quite funny. I hope you agree. I find that despite being female I find the Venn Diagram incredibly true. My teeshirt, however, would probably say “I ❤ Hoefler” instead of Helvetica. This is basically a battle of analytical versuses creative. Coding is a subtle science that requires much … Continue reading

‘Owl’ see you later


This Friday Fun edition features my favorite paper company French. The French Paper company has by far some of the coolest self promotional products in graphic design, but often it it what people make out of their wares that is the real riot. At first glance this poster is nicely illustrated tribute to summer. Birds … Continue reading

Murality on Vimeo


These Isreali artists created a documentary that’s pretty neat to watch. Check it out as this weeks issue of Friday Fun. via Murality on Vimeo.

Toward the Gleam gleans new art from old style


I am excited about Peter Jackson starting work on movie adaption of The Hobbit, because I know he won’t make a movie that requires a trailer like this. Just watch it–its quite funny in its overdramatizing. It even has a Lord of the Rings-like audio track, and decently made computer generated graphics a la Wetta … Continue reading

Fly By


Seeing as I’ve been under attack by bugs in our graphic design lab I found this to be absolutely amusing plus the line quality is nice. Even though it still looks like its been done in Illustrator instead of by hand the image doesn’t read as flat as computer only images seen to look, which … Continue reading

Dispelling the Rumor Mill


I’ve come to expect nothing short of zany from French Paper Co.’s alliance with Charles S. Anderson. This new promotional is no exception. With a nod to American Pop artist Roy Liechtenstein and his sucessor Raymond Pettibon, CSA Design sets up a mailer campaign to demonstrate the paper company’s commitment to the environment. In a … Continue reading

Mississippi St. Lecture Series: Jessica Hische


Mississippi State Univerity Associate Professor Jude Landry tied for the Best in Offset category win. I kept telling myself that this poster looked familiar. Its on French’s blog for being on Hot Fudge, and the 2010 Print Regional Design Annual featured another of Landry’s posters. Despite my flair for bright, bold colors I really love this print. … Continue reading

Great Gatsby Business Card Print


What do you get when you combine one of the ‘Great American Novels’ with one of Philly’s finest shops? Certainly no fluke. Here’s a look at For Print Only’s Best of Show winner. This self-roclaimed “Mom & Pop design shop” may feel like old school Americana but the work they present is fresh and modern … Continue reading

Google Doodle shines a light on the sun, Japanese artist


I’m a huge fan of Google Doodles and today’s summer solstice drawing by Takashi Murakami is no exception. It seems fitting to bring in a contemporary artist who works in such eye-poggingly bright colors to do a summer sketch. This vivid hues are so quintessentially Japanese, long before Gwen Stefani thought about pulling inspiration from … Continue reading